Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema announced today a recent internal restructure, including four new hires and seven staff promotions.

“These internal additions and shifts will enhance our team’s abilities to execute and deliver on multiple Film Center + Cinema activations planned for the Birmingham community this year,” says Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema Executive Director, Chloe Cook.

New Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema staff include:

Nick Adrian, Marketing Manager




Jessica Chriesman, Director of Education and Outreach




Patrick Johnson, Programming Team Member




Meryem Tunagar, Programming Team Member




Existing Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema staff receiving internal promotions include:

Desteni Clifton, promoted from Bartender to Lead Bartender and Concessionaire




Sam Eddins, promoted from Tech Director to Director of Film Exhibition




Casey Engelbrecht, promoted from Marketing Manager to Director of Operations




Tonya Fleming, promoted from Box Office Associate to Box Office and Office Manager




T. Marie King, promoted from Shorts Programmer to Lead Shorts Programmer and Black Lens Programmer




Danielle Muratorri, promoted from Special Events Manager to House and Events Manager




Catherine Wright, promoted from Development Coordinator to Director of Development




“As we look to how we as an organization want to grow and succeed in 2022, we know none of that progress is possible without a committed team to lead all efforts,” Cook said. “Our future is definitely made brighter by these staff changes, and we look forward to what’s next together.”

August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

More info